I offer website development in WordPress, sharing my years of experience in building websites. I can either build your site from scratch or provide tuition to help you get started. I provide WordPress Workshops for those looking to develop their own website.
I provide website development as part of my package when working with authors to get their book published, as a website is often required to share news of their work. See my Publisher page for further details.
I would be very happy to discuss any of these services further. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a selection of the websites I have worked with.
Example WordPress Workshop
Below are extracts from one of my WordPress Workshops.
Website Workshop Testimonials
Resources for building websites
There are many invaluable resources available to assist with website building and below is a library of the best that I have found.
This excellent article from Smashing Magazine gives a step by step guide to creating a WordPress website right from choosing your domain name to themes and plugins. There is an extensive section on choosing the right hosting package for you.
Choosing the right theme is often one of the most complex and time-consuming parts of your website build. There are so many free and paid themes to choose from. And you don’t necessarily get what you pay for.
WP Beginner are an excellent resource for all things WordPress. They are regularly updating their lists of the best free and paid for themes. Beginning with a list such as this 2018 best free wordpress blog themes is a good place to start when making these decisions.
This is a really clear and informative post listing really useful plugins. There are of course many more plugins to choose from, but this is a great place to get started. Be aware that some plugins, if coded poorly, can slow your website, so always look for ones with good reviews, a sizeable user base and an active development team.
The Yoast plugin is incredibly intuitive with its traffic light scoring system for improving your Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). The website page readability checker is invaluable too.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
There is far more to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) than working with a plugin such as Yoast, although it is a great starting point. This excellent article from WPMU DEV offers a comprehensive guide across the many elements of SEO.
Wordstream provide excellent resources for SEO keyword analysis. Their article on How Better Keyword Research Gets You Better Results is invaluable. They also have an excellent keyword niche finder tool.
A method for your audience to contact you is essential within even the simplest website. This straight-forward post from WP Beginner gives you the five most recommended contact forms available. Some are free with pro-version upgrades and some require payment.
It is essential to back up your website regularly and there are free and paid plugins to simplify this process. WP Beginner once again have an excellent article highlighting the best back up plugins.
Changing WordPress themes is something that I consider regularly as technology changes rapidly. Before doing so there are many things to consider. The article from WPBeginner offers an excellent list of the 15 Things You MUST DO Before Changing WordPress Themes.
Google Analytics is a very powerful tool to enable you to understand your visitors to your website and how they interact with what you have to offer. This is an excellent tutorial on how to install Google Analytics for beginners.
Using Instagram effectively
Instagram has become an increasingly important part of my social media awareness building. Mixtusmedia.com have some very useful articles on using Instagram effectively. How Authors Can Quickly Find 1000 New Readers Using Instagram, 10 Types Of Content Authors Can Share On Instagram and How Authors Can Build A Solid Instagram Following In Ten Minutes A Day are excellent.
This is a great resource for building awareness of your business through effective use of Pinterest. Before I read this article I didn’t appreciate just how much more there was to Pinterest by switching to a business account.
There is a wealth of information about how to write effective blog posts. One of the more helpful articles I have found comes from hubspot.com.
Contact Andrew Buller
Contact Andrew Buller to book his web development services by sending him a message today. He would love to hear from you. You can also email him directly at email@example.com